A Message from Mary McGinnity, Executive Director

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Dear Friends,

I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to a remarkable IVC service corps member!

When you read our interview of Barbara Lee, I know you will be inspired, especially when you get a glimpse of her newly published book, God Isn’t Finished With Me Yet: Discovering the Spiritual Graces of Later Life. It is the IVC journey.

What fitting reflections from Barbara as well as from David Brooks, who shares his Lenten thoughts on almsgiving, as we enter Holy Week and prayerfully journey to Easter Sunday.

When we are open and attentive to a living spiritual, creative energy that renews the face of the earth, that blows open the bounds and constraints of sin and despair and  turns endings into new LIFE, we experience the sacredness of our personal — and collective — journey.

The service corps members of IVC awaken to the call to become more, to give of themselves. And through their service, they renew others – and our world.  Even in our later years. God continues to surprise us when we are open to becoming all we are meant to be.

Thank you, dearest friends, for creating IVC. Thank you for all you do both in action and in your philanthropy to make IVC an instrument of God’s healing and renewing love and presence in the world.

May your Holy Week to Easter journey be especially fruitful, and may it renew your own personal role as God’s instrument of life-giving grace.

Blessings to you all,

Mary